New Stuff This Week

New stuff from Tiny Splendor Press. #QuimbysBookstore

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Tiny Splendor Press zines!: A To Z of Uncommon Phobias by Sanaa Kahn $3.50, Flora and Flora: A Collaborative Zine by Sanaa Khan & Kenneth Srivijittakar $7.00, Aliens Vs Space Cowgirl by Tesday Bassen & Penelope Gazin $7.00, Ugly Girl Gang by Tuesday Bassen $7.00

Zines

We’ll Never Have Paris #12 You Got What You Wanted Now Leave by Andria Alehi, Dave Cole and Will Crain $5.00

Remedy Quarterly #17 Taste $12.00 – Stories of food recipes for feeling good.

Bike There: A Little Picture Book Guide About How to Get Around Town on Your Bicycle by Bikeyface (Microcosm) $10.00

Tough Love $5.00

Keith Ledger #1 by Dan Beaudet & friends $5.00 – Not just about Mr. Ledger. Possible zine names! Jokes about Danzig! Other goofyness!

Erykah Badu’s Afros Spawn and Other Tales by Haunted Vawmitt $5.00 – Illustrated stream-of-consciousness poetics from our friends in the Pacific Northwest. We’re treated to lines like “Nuns do skate tricks outside the blocked entrance of  a cave in hopes of opening it” and imagery to the effect of Erykah Badu’s hair generating kittens or luring her parents into a pit with Hardee’s and eating their remains. And then there’s the art. Sort of line drawings, sort of almost wood block collage but then not really wood block collage. Is it poetry? Are they comics? What’s in that Portland water? Who knows. -LM
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Book Zoo: 156 Publishers Marks by Josh MacPhee (Pound the Pavement) $12.00 – A zoo of publisher logos!

Ship To Shore $10.00

Planet Waves Win 15 by Billy James Joyce $2.00

Serio #3 Social Justice Zine Based In Chicago by Luz Magdaleno & Alvaro Zayala $3.00

Kool Man: The Amazing Story of Robert Dupree, The King of Oral Love by Sean Tejaratchi & Robert Dupree $9.00 – True life tales of dealing with Robert DuPress, the publisher of Subliminal Tattoos and Rude. In the 90s he pissed off enough people to warrant a zine about it. Artists and zinesters from Sean from Crap Hound to R. Crumb. have had weirdo dealings with him, and here it is, laid out for all to see.

Comics & Minis

Mini Kus #30 Logbook by Terhi Ekebom $5.00 – A strange smoky darkness is enveloping the bodies of a family living in an isolated light house. Strange white bladders full of magical pearls might be the only hope to save the family.  But is it too late? Has the darkness already consumed them? A haunting story with haunting drawings.-NB

Mini Kus #31 It’s Tuesday by Amanda Vahamaki $5.00 – A snapshot of a small town in southern Finland.  It’s Tuesday, and there are free apples on the side of the road. There are bags of clothing being dropped off at a flea market. Parents are car pooling their children. Pay attention to every detail, they are all so important and completely mundane at the same time! -NB

Mini Kus #32 R.A.T. by Lala Albert $5.00 – Beware the Remote Administration Tool! You may have downloaded it, and someone may be watching you RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!! The R.A.T. picks a new victim, a blonde woman who becomes obsessed with the idea of watching others as well.  Voyeur gonna wanna pick this comic by Lala Albert up! -NB

S #20 Baltic Comics Magazine $12.00

Tell Now the Tale of the Argus Mushroom by Neil Brideau $4.00 – A one-shot peripheral adventure in Brideau’s The Plot series.

Repile Museum #4 by Cody Pickrodt $4.00

Battle Of the Blood Moon #1 Apr 15 by Holly Hunt and Rajendra Ramkallawan $3.99

Tahoe Trail #1 by Tommy Bishop $3.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

Baddawi by Leila Abdelrazaq $20.00

Violent Girls by Richard Sala (Fantagraphics) $35.00
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Crossed: Badlands vol 12 TPB by David Lapham and Francisco Manna (Avatar) $24.99

Milt Gross’ New York – A Lost Graphic Novel by Milt Gross, Jim Steranko & Craig Yoe $24.99

Miracleman Book 3 Olympus Prem by “Original Writer” (ahem NO MENTIONING THE ALANWAY OOREMAY cough cough), illustrated by John Totleben $39.99

Art & Design Books

I Know You’re Out There Somewhere by Ian Johnson (Park Life) $29.95

Doppelgangers by Alex Pardee (Gingko Press) $24.95

Fiction

On the Way by Cyn Vargas (Curbside Splendor) $14.95

Kids Books

Adventures In Cartooning Jr. series: Sleepless Knight by James Sturm & friends (First Second) $14.99

Outer Limits & Mayhem

The Divine Spark: Psychedelics, Consciousness and the Birth of Civilization by Graham Hancock (Disinfo) $18.95

Elvis Is Alive the Complete Conspiracy by Xaviant Haze (Adventures Unlimited Press) $19.95

Paradigm Busters: Beyond Science, Lost History, Ancient Wisdom by J. Douglas Kenyon (Atlantis Rising Magazine) $16.95

Alien Invasion Owners’ Resistance Manual: Know your enemy (all extraterrestrial lifeforms) – The Complete Guide…by Sean T. Page (Haynes Publishing UK) $27.95

The Secret Space Age: Secret Space Programs, Breakaway Civilizations, Nazi UFOs, SDI and Alternative Three by Olav Phillips (Adventures Unlimited) $19.95

Death on Mars: The Discovery of a Planetary Nuclear Massacre by John E. Brandenburg PhD

The Truth Agenda: Making Sense of Unexplained Mysteries, Global Cover-Ups & Visions for a New Era by Andy Thomas (Adventures Unlimited Pres) $19.95
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Food’n’Drugs

Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to “Professor” Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar Featuring the Original Formulae by David Wondrich $26.50

The Field Guide To Drinking In America: A Traveler’s Handbook To State Liqour Laws by Niki Ganong (Adventures Unlimited Press) $19.99

Paradigm Busters Beyond Science Lost History Ancient Wisdom

Movie & Music Books

There Goes Gravity: A Life In Rock and Roll by Lisa Robinson $16.00 – Now in soft cover.

Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith by William Todd Schultz $18.00 – Now in soft cover.

John Hughes: A Life in Film: The Genius Behind Ferris Bueller, The Breakfast Club, Home Alone, and more by Kirk Honeycutt (Race Point Publishing) $40.00

Funky Bollywood: The Wild World of 1970s Indian Action Cinema: A Selective Guide by Todd Stadtman (Fab PresS) $24.95

Humor

William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First by Ian Doescher (Quirk) $14.95

Magazines

Juxtapoz #172 May 15 $6.99 – With a Chris Ware interview (and Chris Ware cover).

The Pitchfork Review #5 Win 15 $19.96
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Uppercase #25 A Magazine for the Creative and Curious $18.00

2600 the Hacker Quarterly vol 32 #1 Spr 15 $6.95

Girls and Corpses #9 Spr 15 $8.95

High Times Jun 15 $5.99

Wax Poetics #61 $11.99

Diabolique #23  Mar Apr May 15 $9.98

Videoscope #94 Spr 15 $5.95

Atlantis Rising #111 $6.95

Printmaking Today vol 24 #1 Spr 15 $12.00

Elephant #22 Spr 15 $19.99

Famous Monsters of Filmland #279 $9.99

Video Watchdog #178 $8.95

Dissent Spr 15 $10.00

Rethinking Schools vol 29 #3 Spr 15 $5.95

The Naturist Holidays World Site Directory 2015 $15.00

RFD #161 Spr 15 Rewilding $9.95

Von Gutenberg #9 $9.95

Skin and Ink Jun 15 #157 $8.99

Lit Journals & Poetry

Dark Sparkler by Amber Tamblyn $17.99

Confluence by Sandra Marchetti $14.00

Midwestern Gothic #17 Spr 15 $12.00

N+1 #22 Spr 15 $14.95

Normal School vol 8 #1 $7.00

Fjords vol 3 #1 2015 $10.00

CAKE Bake Auction Fundraiser at No Nation Art Gallery on April 25th

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The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) will be holding its annual art auction fundraiser at 7:00 pm on Saturday, April 25th, at the NO NATION art gallery, located at 1542 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. The event, called CAKE Bake, will be hosted by Lyra Hill, a well-known Chicago cartoonist and filmmaker.

The event will feature live and silent auctions of over 30 pieces of art by cartoonists from Chicago and elsewhere, including Jeffrey Brown, Ivan Brunetti, Lilli Carre, Anders Nilsen, Lucy Knisley, Edie Fake, Keiler Roberts, and Anya Davidson. In addition, live comics readings will be performed by Lyra Hill, John Porcellino, Sara Heymann of the Mortville Collective, and Ben Marcus.

Max Morris, a member of CAKE’s organizing committee, said, “We are very excited to hold CAKE Bake, which has been a great success for us in the past. As a volunteer-run non-profit event, we rely on fundraisers like this to make each year’s CAKE a success, and we greatly appreciate the support we get from the local comics community, especially all the pieces of art that our great cartoonists have donated. We’re really excited about this year’s CAKE, in which we’re going to be offering hands-on workshops for the first time, as well as programming featuring our amazing special guests, including Jillian Tamaki, Eleanor Davis, Jaime Hernandez, Gilbert Hernandez, Dash Shaw, and Zak Sally. We think this year’s CAKE is going to be the best one yet, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop trying to keep making it better and better.”

The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [CAKE] is a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago’s rich legacy as home to many of underground and alternative comics’ most talented artists– past, present and future. Featuring comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions and more, CAKE is dedicated to fostering community and dialogue amongst independent artists, small presses, publishers and readers.The Fourth Annual CAKE will take place on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 2015, at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted Ave. in Chicago.

Quimby’s Bookstore is proud to be a CAKE co-sponsor.

More info:

cakexpo(at)gmail(dot)com

cakechicago.com

Off-Site: Chicago Zine Fest 2015 – Celebrates its Sixth Year with New Dates and Locations

May
8
5:00 pm

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Quimby’s is proud to help co-sponsor Chicago Zine Fest, an annual celebration of self-publishing efforts, is now marking its sixth year. For the 2015 festival, there will be a new date as the festival moves to the month of May, held during the weekend of Friday May 8th and Saturday May 9th. The festival also brings its exhibition to a new location, Plumbers’ Union Hall in the West Loop. Come visit Quimby’s at table S07 at the zine exhibition tabling on Saturday, May 9th 11am-6pm there at Plumbers’ Union Hall!

“We’re excited for these changes. It’ll be great to welcome our audience to such a historic Chicago venue,” said festival promotion committee chair John Wawrzaszek.

The festival weekend kicks off Friday May 8th at 5 pm with a panel titled Zines: A Future Craft which will be a discussion with zine creators Jonas, Julia Eff, and Ocean Capewell, moderated by Jenna Freedman. This event is sponsored by The University of Chicago Library. The night continues with a pair of readings. At 7pm join our annual youth reading, Zines: The Next Generation followed by an 8 pm reading by festival exhibitors. CART services for the deaf and hard of hearing will be provided at each of Friday’s events. All events will be held at Access Living, 115 W. Chicago Ave.

The weekend’s main attraction will be a zine exhibition taking place on Saturday May 9th, 11 am- 6 pm. Over 250 zinesters will exhibit their publications, host workshops, and lead panel discussions in the spirit of self-publishing. The exhibition will be held at Plumbers’ Union Hall, 1340 W. Washington Blvd.

Organizing goals for the 2015 fest included increasing the number of festival exhibitors and forming new community partnerships. In choosing a new location for the festival exhibition, there has been room for more tables allowing more exhibitors to showcase their work. The festival registration filled up in record time this year with all tables selling out in under an hour. Nearly half of registered exhibitors will be taking part of CZF for their first time this year. New community partnerships have allowed the festival to schedule programming topics that meet the festival’s mission and support the work of its partner organizations.

“CZF strives to offer diverse programming every year in order to continue to engage our communities in conversations,” says festival programming coordinator Julie Koslowsky.

The zine exhibition will be supported with programming throughout the day including an activity making area, button making presented by Busy Beaver Buttons, and a photo booth provided by Glitter Guts. Workshop topics include radical poetry, interactive performances, resisting assimilation, and hands-on drawing techniques.

“There’s a different experience that we offer at an event like the Chicago Zine Fest where consumers can chat with the zinesters and artists who created the work,” says Koslowsky.

The Chicago Zine Fest is a volunteer-operated event creating an outlet for small press and independent publishers to showcase their work aiming to make DIY zine making accessible, highlight the talents of self-published artists, and give independent artists a chance to interact and swap skills. The Chicago Zine Fest 2015 is sponsored by 826CHI, Chicago Publishers Resource Center, CHIRP Radio, InoPrints, The International School of Comics, Perfectly Acceptable Press, The University of Chicago Library, and Quimby’s Bookstore.

CZF 2015 artwork was created by Chicago artist and illustrator Corinne Mucha.

All event spaces are wheelchair accessible. All events are free and open to the public.

Click here for the CZF Exhibitor List.

Click here to see the Facebook invite about a CZF volunteer meeting on April 19th!

For more info:
Visit chicagozinefest.org for more information.
Press inquiries: chicagozinefest(at)gmail(dot)com

Josh Simmons Reads From Black River 5/7

May
7
7:00 pm

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Josh Simmons returns with his first full-length graphic novel since 2007’s acclaimed House. A group of women, one man, and two dogs are making their way through a post-apocalyptic world in search of a city that supposedly still has electricity and some sort of civilization. Along the way, they go to a comedy club, take a drug called Gumdrop, and encounter gangs of men who are fools, lunatics, or murderous sadists. In other words, all manner of terrors.

Simmons is one of the field’s most distinctive voices in the genre of horror, (The Furry Trap, House) and this full-length graphic novel is his best work yet – echoing director John Carpenter’s perfect tick-tock pacing, as well as Shirley Jackson’s ability to transcend genre and turn it into literature.

“Josh Simmons has concocted a hellish world in which madwomen roam a post-apocalyptic landscape – but its battlescars are nothing compared to the self-obliterating hell of their own minds. A horrifying, unforgettable vision.”

– Kier-La Janisse (House of Psychotic Women)

 

Josh Simmons was born in Connecticut in 1977. He is the creator of the graphic novels House, Jessica Farm Volume One, and The Furry Trap. He currently lives in New Haven, CT.

For more info:

jhscomics.tumblr.com/

http://www.fantagraphics.com/blackriver

Click here to see video of pages from the book.

Facebook event invite for the event.

Thursday, May 7th, 7pm – Free Event

Zine Reading Club Wed, April 8th at the CHIPRC

Screen shot 2015-04-07 at 11.43.54 AMOff-site Event: Zine Reading Club at CHIPRC Discussing Shotgun Seamstress #7
Wed, April 8th, 7pm
at
The Chicago Publishers Resource Center (CHIPRC)
858 N. Ashland Avenue (not Quimby’s)

$3 donation asked at the door

CHIPRC’s Zine Reading Club gets together periodically to discuss and support zine culture. At each event, new self published zine and comic titles will be selected to read and discussed. This month’s community partner, Stranger Danger Zine Distro select this month’s work to read: Shotgun Seamstress #7 by Osa Atoe. In this issue, Osa shares her experience with booking woman-positive, queer-positive, all-ages DIY shows in New Orleans, detailing the joy and struggle found in organizing such a project. Don’t forget, you can also bring in your favorite titles and come join the discussion! Pick up this month’s comic here at Quimby’s, with Stranger Danger Zine Distro or at CHIPRC  (while supplies last). Go to chiprc.org for more information. This event is NOT AT QUIMBY’S. It is at CHIPRC at 858 N. Ashland Avenue.